1. Lisa Bergren says:

    Thanks for hosting my guest post, Speculative Faith! Carry on the good fight…

  2. Your books are on my list to read 🙂

  3. Interesting to see how different writers come to speculative literature. Donita Paul did it when she had a serious injury that forced her to read. 😉 Others have said they first created stories for their own children. Of course there is a group who grew up on speculative literature and loved it so much they weren’t content to simply read it.

    I was sort of a mix. In my early years the story books were all some kind of myth or fantasy. I read stories like how the elephant got his trunk or Uncle Remus’s tales of talking animals or Mr. Toad’s wild ride. I didn’t realize it for a long time that these are nothing but speculative.

    My first thoughts about writing speculative fiction were to give my seventh and eighth grade students something to read that was fitted to their age. My first writers’ conference squelched that idea — at the time no one was doing YA,  and Christians houses have been slow to join in the golden age of YA.

    Thankfully, that’s changed. Who knows but God will bring me back to writing stories for that age too.

    Anyway, Lisa, I’m sure glad you’ve joined the party. 😀


  4. Galadriel says:

    I admire people who write good YA, but I could never do it myself. All the YA I’ve ever read is angsty!teen with broken family/relatinship problems.  Well, there was one series, but I tend to group fantasy YA with fantasy, not YA.

What do you think?